March 20, 2020: 2 Detainees at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama threaten suicide in protest as 3 new detainees are brought to the facility who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
June 14, 2019: Five men incarcerated at Limestone C.F. went on a hunger strike that lasted for close to two weeks.
March 18, 2019: Eight prisoners began a hunger strike in response to being placed in solitary confinement without due cause.
March 15, 2019: During a transfer of three prisoners, a group of "unruly" prisoners engaged in what the sheriff's department called a "riot"—although they did not specify what that entailed. According to the sheriff's department, the prisoners were upset because they
July 11, 2018: Approximately 60 prisoners "physically engaged deputies and jail staff during a shakedown." The riot occurrs two days after a guard was arrested on charges of selling a contraband cell phone to a prisoner. Deputies call in for back up from neighboring counties
October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, "We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother."
September 26, 2016: Amidst consistent organized and spontaneous rebellion by prisoners, an entire shift of correctional officers skip work, forcing the warden and director of prisons to hand out trays and otherwise run the facility. According to the Free Alabama Movement, at
September 9, 2016: Prisoners refuse to go to work, specifically stopping operations in the kitchen and the facility's tag plant. Reports from prisoners state that officers are performing prison labor duties, while prisoners sleep in and read during a lock-down.
August 1, 2016: When COs enter a dorm to break up a fight, prisoners resist as they did in March, expelling the guards from their dorm, setting a fire and erecting barricades.
May 1-11, 2016: In solidarity with Texas prisoners, and in response to ADOC plan to build four "mega prisons" to quell rebellions, Free Alabama Movement calls for a strike and action at the state legislature. The ADOC budget request fails on the second day of the strike,